The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Analyst
Rank 332 368 403
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 327 291 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.56% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 193 186
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £422 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +5.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.50 £28.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Analyst in the job title.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 308 £405 -4.70% 52
London +8 147 £425 -2.85% 16
City of London +25 39 £475 -5.00% 4
South West +40 36 £391 +4.33% 6
North West +33 33 £400 -7.51% 5
South East -27 30 £375 -9.69% 8
West Midlands -4 25 £375 -18.47% 4
Manchester +22 22 £400 - 3
Wiltshire +14 21 £413 - 2
Shropshire - 15 £420 -
Hampshire +27 14 £325 -27.77% 1
East of England -6 13 £283 -32.53% 4
Telford - 13 £420 -
Yorkshire +20 12 £449 +0.84% 8
Dorset - 11 £370 -
Essex +11 10 £265 -1.85%
Scotland +1 10 £400 -5.88% 4
South Yorkshire 0 9 £450 -7.21% 1
Sheffield -5 9 £450 -7.21% 1
East Midlands -7 9 £475 +18.75% 1
Merseyside - 9 £400 -
Swindon +7 8 £413 - 1
Northamptonshire - 8 £475 -
South Wales - 8 £381 -
Wales - 8 £381 -
Cardiff - 7 £375 -
Northampton - 7 £475 -
Chippenham - 7 £300 -
Poole - 7 £363 -
Warwickshire +3 6 £225 - 1

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Security Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 302 (48.71%) Information Security
2 233 (37.58%) Cybersecurity
3 187 (30.16%) CISSP
4 171 (27.58%) Firewall
4 171 (27.58%) SIEM
5 154 (24.84%) Finance
6 116 (18.71%) Security Operations
7 105 (16.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 88 (14.19%) Security Cleared
9 83 (13.39%) Windows
10 79 (12.74%) CISM
11 76 (12.26%) SC Cleared
11 76 (12.26%) Splunk
12 75 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
13 74 (11.94%) Network Security
14 68 (10.97%) Vulnerability Management
15 65 (10.48%) Risk Management
16 63 (10.16%) Management Information System
17 60 (9.68%) Banking
18 59 (9.52%) Linux
19 58 (9.35%) Incident Management
19 58 (9.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 58 (9.35%) Intrusion Detection
20 56 (9.03%) Security Operations Centre
21 55 (8.87%) PCI DSS
21 55 (8.87%) ITIL
22 53 (8.55%) Unix
23 52 (8.39%) TCP/IP
23 52 (8.39%) Penetration Testing
24 51 (8.23%) WAN

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.65%) Confluence
2 4 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.48%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.48%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.32%) IIS
4 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.16%) CMS
5 1 (0.16%) nginx
5 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (2.26%) MS Visio
2 13 (2.10%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.94%) MS Office
4 8 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.74%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.65%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.48%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.45%) Office 365
2 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.32%) SaaS
5 1 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 171 (27.58%) Firewall
2 74 (11.94%) Network Security
3 58 (9.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 52 (8.39%) TCP/IP
5 51 (8.23%) WAN
6 46 (7.42%) LAN
7 44 (7.10%) VPN
8 18 (2.90%) Internet
8 18 (2.90%) VoIP
9 17 (2.74%) HTTP
10 12 (1.94%) SSL
11 10 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (1.45%) DNS
13 8 (1.29%) IPsec
14 7 (1.13%) Wireless
15 6 (0.97%) SAN
15 6 (0.97%) tcpdump
15 6 (0.97%) Wireshark
16 5 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 5 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.94%) Redis
2 10 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.13%) Big Data
3 7 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (0.97%) GIS
5 3 (0.48%) DB2
6 2 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.32%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (0.32%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.16%) MS Access
7 1 (0.16%) MySQL
7 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.29%) JIRA
2 4 (0.65%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.16%) AppScan
4 1 (0.16%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.16%) CircleCI
4 1 (0.16%) eCATT
4 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.16%) LSMW
4 1 (0.16%) Travis CI
General
1 154 (24.84%) Finance
2 60 (9.68%) Banking
3 31 (5.00%) Retail
4 27 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.55%) Legal
6 11 (1.77%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.13%) Marketing
9 5 (0.81%) Law
10 4 (0.65%) Electronics
10 4 (0.65%) Local Government
11 3 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.48%) Military
11 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.32%) Advertising
12 2 (0.32%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Games
13 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.71%) ELK Stack
2 12 (1.94%) Web Services
3 10 (1.61%) RESTful
4 3 (0.48%) .NET
4 3 (0.48%) SAML
5 1 (0.16%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.16%) J2EE
5 1 (0.16%) Middleware
5 1 (0.16%) OAuth
5 1 (0.16%) OpenID
5 1 (0.16%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.16%) REST
5 1 (0.16%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 75 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (10.16%) Management Information System
3 56 (9.03%) Security Operations Centre
4 39 (6.29%) Cyberthreat
5 22 (3.55%) Cyber Attack
6 21 (3.39%) Data Centre
6 21 (3.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (2.10%) PKI
8 11 (1.77%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.13%) Reference Data
10 6 (0.97%) Equities
10 6 (0.97%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.81%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.81%) RSA SecurID
12 3 (0.48%) CESG
12 3 (0.48%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.48%) Performance Metrics
12 3 (0.48%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.32%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 83 (13.39%) Windows
2 59 (9.52%) Linux
3 53 (8.55%) Unix
4 8 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.32%) AIX
7 2 (0.32%) OpenVMS
7 2 (0.32%) zOS
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (48.71%) Information Security
2 233 (37.58%) Cybersecurity
3 171 (27.58%) SIEM
4 116 (18.71%) Security Operations
5 68 (10.97%) Vulnerability Management
6 65 (10.48%) Risk Management
7 58 (9.35%) Incident Management
7 58 (9.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 55 (8.87%) ITIL
9 52 (8.39%) Penetration Testing
10 47 (7.58%) Business Analysis
11 43 (6.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 40 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 37 (5.97%) Data Loss Prevention
13 37 (5.97%) Data Protection
13 37 (5.97%) Security Management
14 33 (5.32%) PRINCE2
15 32 (5.16%) Risk Assessment
16 31 (5.00%) Security Architecture
17 26 (4.19%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 43 (6.94%) Python
2 24 (3.87%) C#
3 21 (3.39%) SQL
4 18 (2.90%) Java
5 15 (2.42%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.45%) Perl
7 8 (1.29%) C
7 8 (1.29%) VB
8 5 (0.81%) C++
8 5 (0.81%) PHP
8 5 (0.81%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.48%) Ruby
10 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 187 (30.16%) CISSP
2 88 (14.19%) Security Cleared
3 79 (12.74%) CISM
4 76 (12.26%) SC Cleared
5 49 (7.90%) CISA
6 35 (5.65%) SANS
7 32 (5.16%) Degree
8 27 (4.35%) CEH
9 25 (4.03%) GCIH
10 23 (3.71%) GIAC
11 17 (2.74%) GCIA
12 16 (2.58%) ISEB
13 15 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (2.10%) CLAS
14 13 (2.10%) SSCP
15 11 (1.77%) GCFA
15 11 (1.77%) GSEC
16 10 (1.61%) CCNA
16 10 (1.61%) CRISC
17 8 (1.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (16.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (8.87%) PCI DSS
3 15 (2.42%) COBIT
4 9 (1.45%) SLA
5 5 (0.81%) QA
6 4 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.48%) GPG13
7 3 (0.48%) GxP
7 3 (0.48%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 35 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.94%) BitLocker
4 7 (1.13%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.97%) Snort
6 3 (0.48%) RACF
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 41 (6.61%) QRadar
2 27 (4.35%) Nessus
3 18 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (2.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 14 (2.26%) Kibana
4 14 (2.26%) logstash
5 11 (1.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 11 (1.77%) RSA Archer
6 8 (1.29%) SCCM
7 7 (1.13%) Nmap
7 7 (1.13%) RSA enVision
8 6 (0.97%) EnCase
9 5 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.65%) Endace
10 4 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.48%) HP Fortify
11 3 (0.48%) Nexpose
12 2 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.32%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 76 (12.26%) Splunk
2 50 (8.06%) Cisco
3 43 (6.94%) Microsoft
4 40 (6.45%) Intel Security
4 40 (6.45%) LogRhythm
5 38 (6.13%) CheckPoint
6 29 (4.68%) Palo Alto
7 28 (4.52%) VMware
8 27 (4.35%) IBM
9 24 (3.87%) SAP
10 23 (3.71%) ArcSight
11 22 (3.55%) Qualys
12 20 (3.23%) Juniper
13 17 (2.74%) Apple
14 16 (2.58%) Sourcefire
14 16 (2.58%) Symantec
15 13 (2.10%) ServiceNow
16 12 (1.94%) Fortinet
17 10 (1.61%) Brocade
17 10 (1.61%) Cyber-Ark
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Marlborough, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £380.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago